On September 30, the Girl’s Varsity Water Polo team traveled down to the city of Merced for a tournament. They faced off against some tough competition in teams like Dixon High School.
One player who had a huge impact on the game was Senior Emma Roggenkamp. She managed to score some key goals that kept the Trojans in the match. However, Roggenkamp’s efforts were not enough to beat Dixon and they lost 4-6.
Although the Trojans lost, there was a lot to gain from that game. According to teammate Elena Cavender, “Every game at this tournament was really close and Emma just pulled through every time. She always tries really hard even when we are down by a lot.”
“She always knows how to keep us in good spirits. She convinces us to go in and give it our all.” Stated teammate Silvia Alfonso on how Emma influences her teammates.
When asked about what she brought to the team, Roggenkamp stated, “I bring excitement to the games and practice. Even when we lose it’s important to stay positive and committed! I also bring some slaps to practice on the speaker.” It is always important to realize that at the end of the day Water Polo is supposed to be fun and Roggenkamp really strives to get that message across to her teammates.
The team is looking to keep their MCAL playoff hopes alive after their win against Sonoma Valley today where Roggenkamp scored 4 goals. Their current record in MCAL’s is 3-7. Even though that may not look the best, there is still hope among the team to finish the season strong. Whether they make the MCAL playoffs or not, they are not going to give up hope.
Congratulations to Emma Roggenkamp for being Terra Linda’s Female Athlete of the Week.